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to go forward was certainly rubber stamped by his voters, but clearly romney's voters would say there's a man daylight for t -- mandate for the republican voters as well. they voted for that message. and when people voted for obama and people voted for romney, they were both saying these are the messages we want you to put forward. if obama moves to the right, who's he representing? not the folks who voted for him. if romney moves to the left, who's he representing? not the folks that voted for him. coming to the middle seems arbitrary like you're representing no one. i think the real thing to say is that both parties need to represent their constituents and their values but do it in a more compromising way. >> well, yeah, that's the idea. you acknowledge not everybody in the country voted for you, and therefore, you'll try to incorporate other sides. and i genuinely reject the idea of mandate. in a highly specific way, this was a mandate. obama campaigned on a very specific thing. to address it, you need to raise income tax rates on those over $250,000. he campaigned on that, won on
vote. that is 19,605 voters for the president and zero votes for governor mitt romney. it doesn't stop there. according to the cleveland plain dealer president obama also won all of the votes in 16 districts in cleveland that every single one of the votes in those districts all went for the presidential. so there is reasonable concern for suspicious voting trends. think the american people deserve to know the truth. is it possible that governor romney didn't appeal to a single voter in these places? joining me to explain these numbers is former hillary clinton spokesman and david web? >> it is possible? >> it's possible. it's not unprecedented. i did a quick search today where mitt romney got hundred percent of the vote across the country. it happened in 2008 in 19 districts in one city in the same state. it happened in 2004 where george bush got zero votes and john kerry votes got in some precincts. >> sean: we're talking about 16 districts? >> mathematically it is possible but the bigger issue why do we have 108 vote in ohio in one county. why do we have 140% vote in another? voter f
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to virginia this week and asked 20 romney voters about the election, president obama and the future of the republican party. >> i want a show of hands how many of you were surprised about the outcome. almost all of you were surprised. >> i cried. >> why would you cry? >> because i was so sure that mitt romney would win. i thought his ticket was perfect. and i thought his message was resonating with people that they were prepared to vote for him. >> this election is really about saving america. and in get real emotional about that because i look at what we've done with this country and i see that it's going totally in the wrong direction and i looked at romney and ryan and i thought yes, somebody who is accomplished in business, somebody who will get out there and make a difference and ryan with his financial background and the budget and all that i thought man. >> not a good day for the republican party. what are your willing to change? >> the platform needs re-evaluated. >> the keep thing he keeps bringing up where are the blacks and latino and the women. >> you're right. the dange
nationwide. what's more, white voters played a big role in the president's re-election. although romney won white voters nationwide the picture isn't quite so clear-cut when you look at swing states. in iowa, wisconsin, new hampshire, colorado and minnesota, president obama did better among white voters than either john kerry or al gore did. president obama won in some key swing states with predominantly white voters. many of them live in the suburbs or rural areas. take iowa, where white voters made up 93% of the electorate. more than half of those voters, 51%, backed president obama to 47% for romney. it was the same breakdown in new hampshire where white voters were also 93% of the electorate and 51% voted for president obama. there's also the fact that many new hampshire voters live in rural areas, yet president obama won those rural voters by 16 points, 57-41%. as all the numbers suggest, it's not quite as simple as congressman ryan suggests. urban voters can't take all the credit for the president's win. joining me now is cnn contributor david frum who has a lot to say about this. his
to the co-chairs of mitt romney's wisconsin campaign saying he would have won that state if voter i.d. laws were intact. by the way, president obama won wisconsin by 205,000 votes. are they saying 205,000 votes were stolen? what are they talking about out there? are they admitting what we all know republican voter i.d. laws were an effort to suppression the minority vote and failed? tough luck. >>> here's the spokesman for the american family association on why latinos vote for democrats. >> it has to do with the fact that they are socialists by nature. they come from mexico, which is a socialist country. >> yeah, people are basically intrinsically idea logical. i've never heard that. that will win a lot of hispanic votes, telling people there's something wrong with their political dna. into their work, their name on the door, and their heart into their community. small business saturday is a day to show our support. a day to shop at stores owned by our friends and neighbors. and do our part for the businesses that do so much for us. on november 24th, let's get out and shop small. prego?! b
that mr. romney lost because of voter fraud, especially in philadelphia. look at this. >> there is now speculation that voter fraud took place in multiple cities after returns showed the president got 100% of the vote in certain districts. is that possible? >> yeah, it's possible. >> you think it's possible? >> it's not unprecedented. >> what do you think the odds are this is truthful? zero. >> it's not zero. >> i don't believe it. i think this is fraud. >> his own guests told him it happened before. he, oh, no, no, it's voter fraud. >> right. i think you have hannity there acting like speculation is proof of anything. one thing i think happened in terms of voter turnout from democrats, from a lot of voters, african-americans, latinos, that a lot of this conversation around voter i.d. laws actually energized the base. there was a sense that they were not going to be denied from casting ballots. this consistent talk about voter fraud ultimately, i think, backfires on republicans. a lot of conversations whether or not you have it on fox news, on corps conservative blogs. it hasn't done t
: the president was also asked if he believes that he has a mandate. he said he does and that voters understood the two different paths he and mitt romney laid out during the campaign. he said that congress should pay particular attention, brian, to the results of last week's election. >> tom fitzgerald tonight. what about the meeting with mitt romney? >> what is going happen then? >>> we could know new developments in libya. the former cia director david petraeus agreed to testify before a house and senate intelligence committees on the incident. he was reluctant to testify amid the ongoing sex scandal but pressure was growing in congress for him to appear. the testimony will be behind closed doors. >>> we're learning about the women involved in the scandal. new tonight, the army suspended paula broadwell's security clearance, the biographer said to have had an affair with petraeus. new details on the connection between jill kelly to the love triangle. she's the woman who received threatening e-mails from broadwell. kelly and her husband have a close relationship with petraeus and his wife. th
voter, there are ten angry ones taking action. trickle down does not work. in romney's world, cars get the elevator and the workers get the shaft. that is a whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election, but they can't steal democracy. >> eliot: one year ago president obama bargained with republicans, offering a so-called grand bargain that cuts spending $10 for every $1 raised in revenue. the question now after the president won a near landslide victory is how to flip those numbers. as is often said, elections have consequences and the grand bargain if there is one must reflect that. the president has already begun to move beyond the beltway to enlist support meeting today with labor leaders from around the country who describe the talks as very, very positive. >> we're very, cre committed to making sure that the middle class and workers don't end up paying the tab for a party that we didn't get to go to and the president is committed to that as well. >> eliot: joining me now with more on the fiscal cliff negotiations
move onto presidential candidate mitt romney, reveefling how he feels about the obama voters and the obama victory. he was talking to his big donors today and abc's david muir is here with what he said. >> reporter: this argument began, diane, in the hours after the loss, he started offering reasons for his loss the very next morning, arking america is becoming an entitled society. but today, in a recorded call, he said, giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. mitt romney leaving his hotel the day after the election, next to the convention center where he hoped to deliver the one speech he'd written, his victory speech. but now, in the week since the election, abc news has learned mitt romney has been explaining his loss to his closest advisers and top donors. and it started at a breakfast the very next morning. now today, perhaps his most eye-opening explanations yet, during a conference call with a large group of donors. romney arguing that president obama won in part because of gifts the obama prin strags had given to particular groups in this country. >> w
, paul ryan, as his vice presidential candidate. florida was lost the day romney chose paul ryan whose plan to eviscerate medicare was rejected by florida voters. while was he at it, paul ryan helped mitt romney lose paul ryan's home state of wisconsin. paul ryan also managed to lose his hometown in wisconsin where he still lives. it wasn't paul ryan's youth and inexperience that sunk him, it was his ideas, his worship of ian rand and the ryan plan to end medicare as we know it and profoundly change america as we know it, but don't expect paul ryan to admit that any time soon. >> the president wins 330 some electoral votes, does barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so because they also reelected the house republicans. see, i think these ideas we talked about, i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. >> there is now nothing other than time in the gym that separates paul ryan and rush limbaugh. >> we're just laying down! and we didn't lose this election by that much, especially when you look at the turnout. this was not a shellacking landslide. >> this i
jersey. many people saying maybe he swung voters away from mitt romney. will you be chucking him over a cliff tomorrow? >> not at all. chris is a great governor. he does what all of us did during that super storm sandy, what i've done with three or four other storms and blizzards and tornadoes, is you put your people and your state first. partisanship goes out the window when you've got a natural disaster and you do what you do to take care of your people. so i think there were numerous other factors that had to do with the reason that we didn't pick up seats in the senate, the president won, and no, look, we're a united group. piers, we got 30 republican governors, the most in 12 years for either party, 180 million people have republican governors. we have gone from 22 to 30 republican governors since chris christie and i won in 2009. at the state level, people are electing conservative results oriented can-do, positive, optimistic republican governors. that's what we're doing and that's why bobby jindal, chris christie and scott walker will be leading the organization going forward.
on the campaign's internal polling, we should doubt his judgment more than ever, don't you think? romney and ryan didn't lose in urban areas. not only there, they lost among women and young voters, and they lost by a large margin. there's another revelation from the ryan interview. he doesn't believe the gop policy has anything to do with the loss. >> i think we ran a big campaign. we made a campaign about big ideas and gave the country a clear choice. i respect the fact that the process is done, that the president won the race, and i congratulate him on the race. i don't think we lost it on budget issues. on medicare, we didn't lose it on those issues. >> on one hand he says that they offered the country a very clear choice, but then he claims they didn't lose the election on budget issues. congressman ryan is wrong. in exit polls 60% favor tax rates increasing either for everyone or for those making more than $250,000 a year. as for urban areas? romney and ryan lost. there is an obvious connection to the republican policy. african-american, latino, young voters, they simply do not buy ryan's ap
romney. and i think this generation, especially, they may not be well-informed, i think we're still going to have a lot of low-information voters but they're savvy about media. i kind of think mitt romney may be the last candidate we see who is of that order that everything he says, everything that comes out of his mouth just seems like it was preprogrammed. chris christie seems to be the opposite of that. >> eliot: chris christie has an authenticity, i'm with you i don't agree with his underlying philosophy but there is an authenticity about him. he has speaked his passed. i don't mean he's oversized -- i didn't mean to say it that way -- he is emotionally powerful. mitt romney was always calculating. you hope when we had get into the next round of elections, the republicans will say we need somebody who can be authentic because the public does, in fact, value that. one of the things, we're seeing, you talked about warfare in the republican party that's beginning, they seem to have realized sort of collectively
by florida voters. whiem was he at it paul ryan helped mitt romney lose paul ryan's home state of wisconsin. paul ryan also managed to lose his hometown in wisconsin where he still lives. it wasn't paul ryan's youth and inexperience that sunk him, it was his ideas, his worship of ian rand and the ryan plan to end medicare as we know it and profoundly change america as we know it but don't expect paul ryan to admit that any time soon. >> the president wins 330 some electoral votes, does barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so because they also reelected the house republicans. see, i think these ideas we talked about, i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. >> there is now nothing other than time in the gym that separates paul ryan and rush limbaugh. >> we're just laying down! and we didn't lose this election by that much especially when you look at the turnout. this was not a shellacking landslide. >> this is what rush limbaugh used to think it meant when a presidential candidate won 332 electoral college votes and he thought this ri
candidate like mitt romney. the white establishment is now the minority. and the voters, many of them, feel that this economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff. you are going to see a tremendous hispanic vote for president obama. overwhelming black vote for president obama. and women will probably break president obama's way. >> bill: wow, my analysis was 100% correct. in fact, the factor's entire coverage of the campaign was accurate right down to not making a prediction. because some things were happening at the last minute. now, 30 minutes after i made those remarks, which were kind of matter of fact the far left web site started to crank on up. instead of just reporting what i said, they spun it, describing my remarks as maudlin, lament was the word they used. i was lamenting the vote. quickly, meredith blake, a totally incompetent reporter at the "l.a. times" picked that up. also using the word lament in her article but also adding that i seemed, quote, terrified by the voting results. did i seem terrified to you? then, left-wing loon, brian lowery piled on. writing i
the voter restrictions in pennsylvania saying, "this is how we're going to win pennsylvania for mitt romney"? >> well, no, there was a state senator who said that. >> excuse me, a state senator. >> this will allow mitt romney to win the election. now, the implication of that is that the suggestion was that there's such pervasive fraud that he wouldn't be able to win without it. i do not think that is correct. but i think that actually when you parse what he was saying i think that's what he meant. and i think that you're actually illustrating my point in a wonderful way. there's so much distrust that, and of course people aren't inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. let's interpret what he said in the most favorable possible light because there is legitimate distrust that is rooted in the fact that these are communities that don't generally talk to each other. >> but you know, i brought you together because both of you from different perspectives have been writing about the people at the bottom of our economic ladder. is anything going to change for those people? >> you have nearly
voter in new hampshire got a perm visit with mitt romney, michele bachmann, herman cain, it forces you to do that, but in a primary, you wouldn't have the opportunity as a voter or the candidates wouldn't have that challenge to have to be in the town hall meetings and go through it. there's good and bad parts of it, but, yeah, it does create some challenges, no question. >> on the super packs on the republican side spent over $700 million, something like that, and it looks like, you know, aachieved almost nothing in terms of electing candidates that they targeted so where does that leave that system, and what does that say about anything? it's a pretty stunning outcome. with that much money with no return on it. >> a couple thoughts, one, you help me op this because there's an editorial about it or somebody wrote it for him, he's too important to write his own anymore. [laughter] it was about the fact that, you know, there's a lot of discussion now about what citizens united meant for the campaign and the super pacs, and top ten outside groups involved, the ones that were more pro-repu
, they did a better job than we did getting their voters to the polls. mitt romney got fewer votes than john mccain in ohio and still came within two points. the technology included so-called orca system. some of you maybe read about that in the last couple days which was the republican get-out-the-vote technology to insure that we were targeting people getting to the polls. it imploded on election day. it got so many hits from around the country as it should have saying gee this person voted. this person didn't vote. target calls. we thought it was under attack and closed down. so for those of you here from, again, the technology field and with interest in politics, we republicans want to talk to you. [laughter] we need some help. the democrats system i think is called gorton was quite effective at microtargeting. i heard a lot of anecdotes. i heard one this morning that you will love. someone gets a call a democrat in law school. gee, we see you voted. by the way this information is publicly voted. it is at 2:00 on election, but your sister at tulane has not voted, could you call her? that
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